Footprints: The True Story Behind the Poem That Inspired Millions

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9780062515575: Footprints: The True Story Behind the Poem That Inspired Millions

"When you saw only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you."

This beautifully written book tells the true story behind "Footprints"--the classic poem cherished by millions for its poignant expression of God's ever-present love and care in both the best and worst times of our lives. Published anonymously in 1964 by a young woman searching for meaning and direction at a crossroads in her life, the poem has since spread its joyful and comforting message to nearly every corner of the world.

Here is the remarkable story of the poem's creation, its subsequent loss, and miraculous rediscovery. It is also the remarkable story of the author--the lessons she has learned from a life full of challenge, adversity, and joy. This little volume is filled with warmth and wisdom; it is a small treasure to be read again and again and to share with the ones you love.

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One night I dreamed a dream. I was walking along the beach with my Lord. Across the dark sky flashed scenes from my life. For each scene, I noticed two sets of footprints in the sand.

So opens one of the best-loved Christian poems of our day, a verse rich in meaning to millions of people. Thirty-five years ago, when an unknown poet, later discovered to be Margaret Fishback Powers, penned these words, little did she know the magnitude of their power and healing. Why has Footprints in the Sand endured while so many other poems have been forgotten? It's message of God's lovingkindness and watchful care hit a nerve with people who are hurting, lonely, or suffering in some way. Everyone has felt forsaken at one time or another in their lives. Footprints reminds us that to God, each of his children are precious beyond imagining, and that he who carried the world on his shoulders will carry his children too. This enduring poem has graced many books, plaques, greeting cards and a variety of other mediums. It has been cross-stitched onto samplers, and scrawled onto countless letters of encouragement. But the demand for the poem never dies down. Indeed, its eloquent expression of God's care is always fresh and appealing. The Footprints die-cut softcover book is an ideal gift of support, comfort, and hope. Illustrated with a sand-and-sea motif, this lovely book consists of the beloved poem, Scripture and other quoted material which further impart God's tender love for his children.

About the Author:

Margaret F. Powers is the creator of the world-famous "Footprints" poem, an inspirational message inscribed on cards, calendars, and posters that is treasured by millions of people.

As itinerant evangelists, she and her husband Paul travel throughout the world. They live in British Columbia.

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Margaret Fishback Powers
Published by HarperSanFrancisco (1998)
ISBN 10: 0062515578 ISBN 13: 9780062515575
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Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)

Book Description HarperSanFrancisco, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110062515578

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